Alan G. Ross Award
The fmi*igf Journal is an important part of the vision of the
fmi*igf and provides a forum for sharing best practices in managing
public sector resources. The purpose of this award is to recognize
the author of the best article published in the fmi*igf journal
each fiscal year.
The Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence was created in
1979 for the best article in financial management appearing in the
fmi*igf Journal, in recognition of Alan G. Ross, the first
president of the modern fmi*igf organization in 1976. Alan G. Ross
spent 31 years in the Federal Public Service in various positions
including Director, Financial Policy Development, Treasury Board;
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management, Agriculture
Canada; and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Supply and Services
Canada. Alan G. Ross is a federal public servant who made a
difference, having spent his career contributing to the enhancement
of financial management in the public sector.
The author of any feature column or article published in the
fmi*igf Journal during the fiscal year, will be eligible.
(Exceptions: current Journal Editor and Assistant Editor)
The article should promote and further the values of the fmi*igf
and will be selected in accordance with the following rating
criteria (see Appendix for sample rating table):
- involve sharing of experiences, information and best practices
and applicable to more than one segment of the public sector
(federal, provincial and/or municipal);
- address an area or perspective of the current issues,
challenges and best practices in public sector resource
- further the development of best practices in public sector
resource management (i.e., focus on the application of modern
- present original thoughtful, well-researched perspectives on
the issue covered; and
- be written in a professional manner (limited editorial
Number to be Awarded
One award per year
Details of Award
- Award recipient selected by September 30 annually;
- Award Plaque noting "Alan G Ross Award for Writing Excellence"
and "fmi*igf Journal", fiscal year, and date of award, presented
during PD Week each year;
- Complimentary registration and reasonable expenses to attend
the PD Week; and,
- Public Recognition, including announcements in fmi*igf Journal,
news release, and fmi*igf website.
The award committee will be comprised of five members as
- the fmi*igf National Past President;
- two current or former members of the fmi*igf National Board;
- two members of the fmi*igf.
Sample award rating table for Alan G. Ross